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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - U.A.E. SPACE AGENCY

UAE Space Agency Delegation participates in international MAKS exhibition in Russia

Posted on 02/09/2015

An official delegation from the UAE Space Agency recently participated in the MAKS 2015 aviation and space exhibition in the Russian capital, Moscow, with the aim of developing relations with the Russian delegation as well as communicating the UAE Agency's plans, programmes and initiatives. The UAE delegation, led by Dr. Khalifa Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, Dr. Mohamed Nasser Al Ahbabi, the Director-General, and a number of senior officials from the Agency, met with ...  >>MORE

UAE Space Agency, Belarus discuss cooperation

Posted on 30/08/2015

The UAE Space Agency has discussed with the Republic of Belarus, ways to develop governmental, industrial relations and cooperation within the space sector, as well as introduce the UAE's space programmes and initiatives. The UAE delegation was led by Dr. Khalifa Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, Dr. Mohamed Nasser Al Ahbabi, the Director-General, and a number of senior officials from the Agency. They met with a delegation headed by Sergei Gerolov, Chairman for Industries Council ...  >>MORE

UAE Space Agency discuss cooperation with Bahraini National Space Science Agency

Posted on 27/07/2015

The UAE Space Agency has received an official delegation from the Bahraini National Space Science Agency, at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, who paid a visit to review avenues of cooperation with their UAE counterparts. The meeting is an effort to strengthen partnership and work between both agencies within the space sector, and is in line with the UAE Space Agency's efforts to build strategic partnerships and achieve its goals through regional and international cooperation. The delegation was ...  >>MORE

MBRSC, UK Space Agency and Deimos Space UK Ltd announce collaboration on International Partnership Space Programme

Posted on 09/07/2015

DUBAI, 9th July, 2015 (WAM) -- Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and Deimos Space UK Ltd announced that they plan to proceed with a project co-funded by MBRSC, DEIMOS Space and the UK Space Agency's International Partnership Space Programme (IPSP). Based on this announcement the UK space agency signed an agreement with Deimos Space UK Ltd with the MBRSC as their International Partnership Space Programme (IPSP) Partner. The project named ‘SAFIY' (Smart Application for Feature extraction ...  >>MORE

UAE Space Agency delegation attends Paris Air Show

Posted on 19/06/2015

A delegation from the UAE Space Agency has been attending the Paris Air Show this week to promote the agency and the UAE Space programme to an international audience at the world's largest and longest running aerospace trade show. Led by UAE Space Agency Director-General, Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, the delegation also met with representatives from other international space agencies attending the show, including the President of the Centre National deludes Spatiales, the National Centre of Space ...  >>MORE

UAE Space Agency participates in key meetings with Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space at UN

Posted on 15/06/2015

The UAE Space Agency has participated in United Nations meetings with the Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, or COPUOS, as part of the UAE Space Agency's objective to play a key role in the international space industry and benefit from principles of international cooperation and knowledge transfer. The gathering was COPUOUS' 58th meeting which was held in Vienna from 10th to 19th June. An official UAE government delegation was led by Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the UAE ...  >>MORE

UAE Space Agency strives to develop Emirati nationals to help serve humanity

Posted on 08/06/2015

UAE Space Agency Chief Corporate Officer, Sheikha Al Maskari has said that the agency's plans and objectives are to develop UAE nationals to help better serve humanity, highlighting the importance of the space sector and the role that innovation plays within it. Al Maskari highlighted this objective during a panel discussion on innovation within the government sector, which was part of the summit held at the Burj Al Arab Hotel on Thursday. The event included participation from a number of ...  >>MORE

UAE Space Agency and MoE launch joint curriculum

Posted on 02/06/2015

Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, has spoken at the opening session of the First Innovation and Knowledge Forum, stressing the agency's ambitious plans to support innovation in the UAE. The forum, which was held on Sunday at the Millennium Corniche Hotel, saw the launch of the Khalid bin Tannaf Alminhaly Award for Scientific Excellence, was attended by Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education. Dr. Al Ahbabi said that the UAE Space Agency's ...  >>MORE

Why the July 2020 launch window is crucial for the UAE Mars mission

Posted on 31/05/2015

Launching the first Arab probe to Mars in July 2020 to reach the planet by 2021 is crucial as missing this ‘launch window' will set back the mission for another two years. His Highness s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the first Arab probe to Mars will create mankind's first integrated model of the Red Planet's atmosphere. Omran Sharaf, Emirates Mars Mission Project Manager, said in a video of the Emirates Mars Mission ...  >>MORE

The Emirati teams behind Emirates Mars Mission

Posted on 31/05/2015

Just like the UAE, the team behind launching Hope, the Emirates Mars Probe is young, ambitious and yearning to be on top. In July last year, His Highness s Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, announced that the UAE will send an unmanned spacecraft to Mars by 2021, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the UAE. In April this year, His Highness s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, officially inaugurated the ...  >>MORE

Mars missions help nations build scientific capabilities and develop technology

Posted on 28/05/2015

The benefits of Mars missions, space exploration and satellite developments were highlighted on the second day of the Global Space and Satellite Forum 2015, held in Abu Dhabi. The objective of the second day of the forum was to present different programmes and approaches to Mars, and how various projects are developed and organised to meet their mission objectives. The session presented innovations in programme management, technology development, meeting science objectives and furthering the ...  >>MORE

Buzz Aldrin lectures at Mohamed bin Zayed Majlis

Posted on 28/05/2015

The Majlis of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, hosted on Tuesday a lecture for the US former astronaut and second person to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin. The lecture was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, senior officials and diplomats. Aldrin ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid witnesses the launch of strategic plans of UAE Space Agency

Posted on 26/05/2015

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday witnessed the launch of the Strategic Plan for the UAE Space Agency in Abu Dhabi. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid was joined by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al ...  >>MORE

Yahsat and Orbital ATK sign MoU to create Master’s Degree Program in Space Systems and Technology

Posted on 26/05/2015

Yahsat, wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, and Orbital ATK yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to announce the joint creation of the first Master's level advanced studies space program in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The program is endorsed by the Massachusetts Institute ...  >>MORE

UAE Space Agency unveils its strategy

Posted on 25/05/2015

The UAE Space Agency will announce details of its plans and objectives on Monday on the eve of a regional space forum in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. The two-day Gulf Space and Satellite Forum, in its fifth year, is expected to attract high-ranking officials from the industry, including NASA, to discuss prospective work with the UAE. "We try to position the UAE as a regional leader in space, and hope in the future it will be part of the big space players,” said Dr Mohammed Al Ahbabi, the agency's ...  >>MORE

Official launch of UAE Space Agency to take place on Monday in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 24/05/2015

Under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Space Agency will launch its official strategy and operational plan this week in Abu Dhabi on 25 May. The official launch event will showcase the aims of the strategy and plan, which are to strengthen the foundations of the space sector and work towards creating a developed and integrated industry that will enable the UAE to become one of the leading countries ...  >>MORE

Masdar Institute addressing UAE Mars Mission with research, collaboration, and innovation

Posted on 24/05/2015

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is ramping up its efforts to support the UAE's Mars mission and its focus on developing its space technology sector through a number of initiatives that are already underway. Masdar Institute has set up an internal team of researchers to ensure that its research and academic offerings are ready to help the UAE achieve its goal of sending an unmanned space probe to Mars by 2021. Masdar Institute is also a member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space ...  >>MORE

UAE Space Agency, Airbus launch youth workshops

Posted on 19/05/2015

The UAE Space Agency and Airbus Group have joined forces to roll out a first series of workshops introducing youth to the world of space exploration for the first time in the Middle East. The inaugural 'Airbus Little Engineer Space Workshop' will challenge students between 15 and 17 years old to carry out a simulation of a launch mission to space. The workshop focuses on enhancing their understanding of both the benefits and applications of space technology. Over the course of four hours, ...  >>MORE

When vision is clear, ‘Hope’ soars higher: paper

Posted on 08/05/2015

A gargantuan mission calls for a superlative vision. The UAE is blessed with a leadership that believes the journey of development will always remain a race for excellence, commented a UAE daily. "It is such recognition of the need to set high goals and earnest efforts to achieve results that placed the UAE as a shining star in the eyes of the global community," said The Gulf Today in an editorial on Thursday. So it is that when the entire country erupts in a celebratory mode in 2021 to mark ...  >>MORE

Sultan opens Sharjah Centre for Space Sciences and Astronomy

Posted on 08/05/2015

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah, has opened the Sharjah Centre for Space Sciences and Astronomy (SCSSA) in University City of Sharjah. Following the opening ceremony, H.H. Sheikh Sultan toured the new centre and was briefed by the officials on the new facility which offers educational programmes as well as research and studies taking place in its special labs. The exhibitions in the centre ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid: Emirates Mars Mission will be a great contribution to human knowledge, a milestone for Arab civilisation

Posted on 07/05/2015

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai has witnessed the unveiling of mission plan for the first Arab space probe to Mars. The blueprints and science goals for the first Arab mission to Mars have been revealed for the first time. The probe, named "Hope", will create mankind's first integrated model of the Red Planet's atmosphere. The ...  >>MORE

UAE to unveil scientific details of the first Arab mission to Mars next week

Posted on 01/05/2015

On Wednesday 6th May, the United Arab Emirates will unveil the scientific and logistical details of the first Arab mission to Mars. The announcement will take place at an official event to be attended by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and other top-level UAE officials. The event will reveal the plan for the spacecraft's 7-9 month journey across the solar system, the nature of the scientific research that it ...  >>MORE

Top US astronaut to visit UAE schools this week

Posted on 22/04/2015

To familiarise UAE students about space travel and share the experiences of living on a space station, American astronaut Dr. Donald Thomas, who holds the world record for the longest stay on-board a space station, will visit some schools in Dubai next week. The initiative is part of a joint collaboration between the UAE-based Compass International Tours and the US Space and Rocket Centre, USSRC, an affiliate of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, and allows the region's ...  >>MORE

UAE attends international space symposium in Colorado for first time

Posted on 20/04/2015

UAE space industry leaders addressed international peers at the 31st Space Symposium in Colorado, USA, last week. Heads of the UAE Space Agency, Thuraya, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat, and the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, EIAST, gave an overview on the developments of the space sector in the UAE and the impact it is having on the nation's economic growth and strategy for the future. Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre established

Posted on 19/04/2015

Vice President and Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, a resolution establishing the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), to which, the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) shall affiliate. According to the resolution, the MBRSC is mandated to develop research, projects and studies on space, in a way that will support UAE's drive for advancing this sector and for building national ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid asks UAE residents to name Mars probe

Posted on 15/04/2015

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, called on the Arab nation to come up with a name for the UAE Mars probe that will be launched from the UAE in 2021. Sheikh Mohammed made the announcement on his Twitter page, where he asked the public to share their suggestions using the hashtag #Mars_Probe (in Arabic). Only three hours after his announcement, the #Mars_Probe became a trending topic in the UAE on Twitter, with ...  >>MORE

UAE Space Agency partners with the French National Space Agency /CNES/

Posted on 10/04/2015

Following mutual discussions in France and the UAE, the UAE Space Agency and the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, (the National Centre of Space Studies of France)also known as CNES, yesterday has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a strategic space partnership between the two entities. Signed by Khalifa Mohammed Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, the MoU allows for extensive future cooperation activities in the field of ...  >>MORE

Envoys of friendly countries discuss cooperation with UAE Space Agency

Posted on 06/04/2015

Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency Board of Directors, Khalifa Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, have discussed aspects of academic and scientific cooperation with envoys and representatives of three countries with advanced space technology programs. The discussions took place during recent visits to the UAE Space Agency, by UK Ambassador, Philip Parham, Russian Ambassador, Alexander Efimov, and a Kazakh delegation headed by ...  >>MORE

UAE space agency seeks strategic cooperation with United States space sector

Posted on 06/04/2015

WASHINGTON, D.C:The UAE Space Agency continued its efforts to strengthen international strategic partnerships, including improving the UAE's role and place within the international space sector, with an official visit to the United States. The agency delegation was headed by Khalifa Mohammed Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency board and the agency's Director-General, Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi. The agenda for the trip included official visits and gatherings with various entities in ...  >>MORE

Emirati pioneers have right stuff

Posted on 08/02/2015

In a bright conference room in the basement of the Park Plaza Hotel in central London, Shaikha Al Maskari is trying to find Emirati graduates who want to help the UAE go into space. Ms Al Maskari, chief corporate officer at the UAE Space Agency, is listing the qualities that the next generation of Emirati scientists will need: hard-working and smart goes without saying, but the agency needs team players, too. "You can't get to Mars on your own,” she tells the crowd. The UAE-UK Pioneers Forum ...  >>MORE

UAE Space Agency launches social media platforms on 43rd National Day

Posted on 03/12/2014

The UAE Space Agency has officially launched its social media platforms in line with the country's 43rd National Day celebrations. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google + will all be regularly utilised by the Agency to keep followers, fans and members of the general public informed on the UAE's space exploration programmes. Director General of the UAE Space Agency, Dr Mohammad Nasser Al Ahbabi, commented: "National Day provides us with an annual opportunity to look back at the achievements ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid attends signing of agreement to build first Arabic-Islamic Mars probe

Posted on 21/10/2014

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has attended the signing ceremony of an agreement at the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation in Dubai, between the U.A.E. Space Agency and the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, EIAST, to build the first Arabic-Islamic probe to Mars under the supervision of Emirati working group of the Emirates Space Agency. According to the agreement, EIAST will ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. Space Agency organises symposium on its Mars mission

Posted on 28/09/2014

The U.A.E. Space Agency has organised a symposium on its planned Mars probe mission where it introduced its goals and functions set in the federal decree issued earlier this year on the creation of the agency. Stakeholders from academic, industrial and government bodies in the U.A.E. took part in the gathering in which the Mars probe team gave an outline of the project and explained how the involved parties will contribute to, and benefit from it. The participants also discussed the role the ...  >>MORE

Emirati scientists and engineers needed to make space programme a reality

Posted on 29/07/2014

The education and development of Emirati scientists and engineers will need to be a priority in the coming years to ensure the country gains the maximum benefits from its space programme. New research bodies will need to be established to train the next batch of students, and universities will need to launch new courses to offer specialist training, according to experts. In March, U.A.E. University became the first institute to offer a programme in aerospace engineering, in cooperation with ...  >>MORE

U.A.E.’s space programme could inspire innovation

Posted on 28/07/2014

The U.A.E.'s space programme could inspire innovation and spur further diversification of the country's economy. A mission to Mars would promote a focus on making breakthroughs in the development of new technologies, which could be patented and sold to foreign space agencies. It could also inspire thousands of Emiratis to pursue careers in the space industry, opening the door to new research bodies and university courses in aerospace engineering. Robert Zubrin, the president of the Mars ...  >>MORE

Veteran space explorer praises U.A.E.’s space ambitions

Posted on 23/07/2014

"You can see Dubai's manmade Islands — The Palm and The World — very clearly from space, but you cannot see the Wall of China — it's a myth,” Colonel Chris Hadfield, the first and only Canadian to ever command a spaceship, told Gulf News during his visit to Dubai yesterday. Colonel Hadfield, who has 21 years of experience as an astronaut and has completed three space flights, was invited to the U.A.E. by General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. tops MENA in innovation index

Posted on 22/07/2014

The U.A.E. has been ranked first among the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries in terms of performance in the 2014 Global Innovation Index, according to a report published by Cornell University, Insead and the World Intellectual Property Organisation. The Global Innovation Index 2014 launch conference, which was hosted by du also revealed that out of 143 countries, Switzerland remains at the top position globally for innovation, and the U.A.E. is in 36th place. The event was attended ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid chairs U.A.E. Space Agency inaugural meeting

Posted on 20/07/2014

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum chaired on Saturday the inaugural meeting of the U.A.E. Space Agency team who set plans for sending the first probe to Mars from the region and the Arab world. Sheikh Mohammed reviewed plans for this ambitious project in terms of organisational, legislative and administrative aspects. The meeting also shed light on the framework and milestones to be achieved in the coming years for sending an ...  >>MORE

UAE to establish space agency and send the first Arab spaceship to Mars by 2021

Posted on 17/07/2014

The U.A.E. has entered the space race with a project to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021 in the Arab world's first mission to another planet. A new U.A.E. Space Agency will be created to coordinate the U.A.E.'s growing space technology sector and to supervise the mission. The U.A.E. is one of only nine countries with space programmes to explore the Red Planet. The Mars probe's nine-month and more than 60 million kilometre journey will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the U.A.E.'s ...  >>MORE

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UAE Space Agency Delegation participates in international MAKS exhibition in Russia


UAE Space Agency, Belarus discuss cooperation


UAE Space Agency discuss cooperation with Bahraini National Space Science Agency


MBRSC, UK Space Agency and Deimos Space UK Ltd announce collaboration on International Partnership Space Programme


UAE Space Agency delegation attends Paris Air Show


UAE Space Agency participates in key meetings with Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space at UN


UAE Space Agency strives to develop Emirati nationals to help serve humanity


UAE Space Agency and MoE launch joint curriculum


Why the July 2020 launch window is crucial for the UAE Mars mission


The Emirati teams behind Emirates Mars Mission


Mars missions help nations build scientific capabilities and develop technology


Buzz Aldrin lectures at Mohamed bin Zayed Majlis


Mohammed bin Rashid witnesses the launch of strategic plans of UAE Space Agency


Yahsat and Orbital ATK sign MoU to create Master’s Degree Program in Space Systems and Technology


UAE Space Agency unveils its strategy


Official launch of UAE Space Agency to take place on Monday in Abu Dhabi


Masdar Institute addressing UAE Mars Mission with research, collaboration, and innovation


UAE Space Agency, Airbus launch youth workshops


When vision is clear, ‘Hope’ soars higher: paper


Sultan opens Sharjah Centre for Space Sciences and Astronomy


Mohammed bin Rashid: Emirates Mars Mission will be a great contribution to human knowledge, a milestone for Arab civilisation


UAE to unveil scientific details of the first Arab mission to Mars next week


Top US astronaut to visit UAE schools this week


UAE attends international space symposium in Colorado for first time


Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre established


Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid asks UAE residents to name Mars probe


UAE Space Agency partners with the French National Space Agency /CNES/


Envoys of friendly countries discuss cooperation with UAE Space Agency


UAE space agency seeks strategic cooperation with United States space sector


Emirati pioneers have right stuff


UAE Space Agency launches social media platforms on 43rd National Day


Mohammed bin Rashid attends signing of agreement to build first Arabic-Islamic Mars probe


U.A.E. Space Agency organises symposium on its Mars mission


Emirati scientists and engineers needed to make space programme a reality


U.A.E.’s space programme could inspire innovation


Veteran space explorer praises U.A.E.’s space ambitions


U.A.E. tops MENA in innovation index


Mohammed bin Rashid chairs U.A.E. Space Agency inaugural meeting


UAE to establish space agency and send the first Arab spaceship to Mars by 2021